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About Sharon Swing

Sharon Swing is an author, retreat leader, speaker, artist and consultant with interests in life story as a spiritual development tool, crafting experiences that give God space to do what he does best, art as a spiritual pathway, and change. With Sibyl Towner, she has co-authored Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. For more information, visit www.oneLifemaps.com. She is an organization development consultant specializing in planning, meeting facilitation, leadership development and change management. For more information, visit www.swingconsulting.com.

Helping You Recognize and Respond to God in Your Story

Photo Credit: Michael Ramey Thank you for welcoming us back into your life. We're happy to announce the re-launch of the blog from oneLife Maps - the publishers of Listen to My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story. That is really what this blog is all about -- helping you to recognize and respond to God in your story.  We'll publish writing of those who are listening to [...]

A Question of Gratefulness

By Sharon Swing, onelifemaps author “What if all I did not thank God for today would be gone tomorrow?” That question stopped me in my tracks when I heard it. Really, what do I have that does not come from the hand of God? What am I assuming came to me because of my own efforts? Did God not give me the ability to apply my efforts toward things of my choosing? I find these [...]

By | November 18, 2014|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , |0 Comments

Listen to My Life: The Wisdom of Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story

By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen to My Life - The Wisdom of Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story I arrived at this particular life crossroads after an exhausting three-year run that included a challenging "hair-on-fire" job while parenting a preschooler. I loved the purpose behind the work and the people, but the way I went about engaging in it left me depleted. In leading, I had isolated myself. Professionalism, discretion, and pride [...]

By | September 16, 2014|Categories: My Life Story, Why Your Story Matters|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Life’s Detours

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life On a recent road trip from Chicago to New York City, we encountered a sign that indicated there was a detour 20 miles ahead.  We stopped, had lunch, enjoyed a small town off the interstate and obliviously got back on the interstate only to run into a traffic jam and a mandatory detour that took us 80 miles and more than an hour out of our [...]

Listening To My Life

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life Experience turns belief into faith. There is a difference between believing something to be true and knowing it to be true. I can believe the Bible, because it is the word of God. I know certain passages are true, because my life experiences have afforded me the opportunity to experience them to the depths of my being. My life story offers me solid experience on which [...]

By | October 1, 2013|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Unconditional Acceptance

by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story I recently witnessed a conversation that was beautiful in its vulnerability. The level of honesty was disarming and uncomfortable for the woman disclosing her story.  She began to repeatedly clear her throat. The listener spoke simple questions and observations, without judgment, that led to a deeper self-awareness for the speaker. “I notice you sound irritated when [...]

Gather Together

 Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story "When two or three are gathered because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there." Matthew 18:21 MSG In the midst of tragic world events and especially those we don’t understand, it’s easy to get caught up in the media coverage.  I wonder what would happen if we spent the same amount of time praying [...]

By | May 21, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Are You in Need of Some Real Rest?

Photo by Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story Questions to Ponder: Do you feel you are speeding down the highway of life?  Take the next exit and enjoy some time at a quiet rest stop with the Savior. When can you mark on your calendar this week some time to come away with Jesus? What helps you be most refreshed in the Lord?  What [...]

By | April 9, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An Invitation to a Conversation

By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story We came to a crossroads.  In one direction, a gravel road, and the other, a path with trees overhanging.  A sign pointed to the main road. I was struck by the scene and received the image into my camera and my consciousness.  I was aware that God was inviting me into a conversation about that image. [...]

By | January 15, 2013|Categories: Life-Giving Rhythms|0 Comments

Recognizing and Responding To God

By Sharon Swing, Co-Author of Listen To My Life: Maps for Recognizing and Responding to God in My Story How do you live a spiritual life? You live a spiritual life by recognizing and responding to God. So, how do you recognize God? You can recognize God at work in your life when you are present to the current moment. It is helpful to be self-aware, so you can then become God-aware. Once you become [...]

By | October 23, 2012|Categories: My Life Story|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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